What does authorities mean?

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au·thor·i·ties

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. government, authorities, regimenoun

    the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit

    "the government reduced taxes"; "the matter was referred to higher authorities"

Wiktionary

  1. authoritiesnoun

    Plural form of authority.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Authorities

    of Authority

Freebase

  1. Authorities

    This is a list of Authorities from the V science fiction franchise. Known members of the police and military forces on Earth defending or aiding against the Visitor horde are detailed below.

Editors Contribution

  1. authorities

    Plural form of the word authority.

    The relevant housing authorities created a social housing plan.


    Submitted by MaryC on May 1, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'authorities' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #764

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'authorities' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1042

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of authorities in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of authorities in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of authorities in a Sentence

  1. Mike Pompeo:

    Most recently, Ms. Dawut learned her elderly father, who was reportedly detained and interrogated multiple times by Chinese authorities in Xinjiang in recent years, recently passed away under unknown circumstances.

  2. Ahmad Deeb:

    Special authorities in Palmyra have done great work during the last year when they returned more than 120 antiques, the most important of which were tombstones that were secretly excavated.

  3. Sureshbabu Muthupandi:

    If this isn't a case of emergency, what is ? I can not allow her cremation without seeing her one last time, i am ready to hire a private jet. I beg the authorities, somebody have mercy on me, please let me see my mother one last time.

  4. Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal:

    Since 2008 the national government has delegated land use decisions to regional authorities, including the right to offer palm oil concessions, we recognize that was not a good decision.

  5. Guy Yogo:

    The heightened surveillance means mechanisms were in place and that we were vigilant and prepared to deal with the flare-up, the population is now aware of the disease and listening to the guidance it receives from the authorities.

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